Outreach and Education in Archaeology

Amanda Erickson-Harvey

Abstract


There is often a disconnect between archaeology and the education system. Archaeologists, as well as educators, can use many aspects of archaeology to help teach children about science and history in multi-disciplinary ways. However, archaeology is not included in the curriculum of the United Kingdom.
The role of commercial archaeology is also essential in this, because they also have a responsibility of informing local communities about the archaeology they are doing. By making strides to include archaeology in the classroom by educators and continuing it in archaeological practice by archaeologists, children will be better informed about what archaeology is and how it works. Also, teaching children about archaeology can help to provide them with not only a greater understanding and appreciation for archaeology and but also its application of the scientific method outside of the typical spectrum of science courses.

Keywords


Educational Role; Commercial Archaeology; Public Interaction

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v1i2.6

DOI (PDF): http://dx.doi.org/10.23914/ap.v1i2.6.g8

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